Chris Christie is already under fire because one of his assistants closed a bridge in order to harras a political rival. Robert Spencer, whom I highly trust, adds this about Christie:
"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held an Iftar dinner at the Governor’s Mansion in late July. He took the opportunity to declare himself a foursquare tool of jihadists and Islamic supremacists, and even adopted their language in deriding those who have pointed out how he has allowed himself to be compromised by them.
Christie complained about a 'gaze of intolerance that’s going around our country that is disturbing,' and referred dismissively to concerns that he has gotten too close to Islamic supremacists: 'These are the kind of red herrings that people put up who are bigots, who want to judge people based upon their religious beliefs, want to judge people with a broad brush.'
Attending the dinner was the prominent New Jersey Imam Mohammad Qatanani, and Christie was glad to see him, telling him before the audience: 'I’m glad to have you here.' Qatanani, he said, was his 'friend,' and someone who has “attempted to be a force for good in his community.'
Christie did not mention several salient details about his 'friend.' Investigative journalist Daniel Greenfield reports that “despite the fact thatMohammed Qatanani was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is behind both al-Qaeda and Hamas, despite his own guilty plea to being a member of Hamas, and despite the fact that even in the United States, he had defended a charity that provided funds to children of suicide bombers (this is done as an incentive to reassure terrorists that if they die their families will be taken care of), Qatanani was not deported.'
Christie also referred to another friend of his, Sohail Mohammed, whom he appointed to a Superior Court judgeship in Passaic County. Mohammed was Qaranani’s lawyer when he pled guilty to membership in Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Christie has defended Mohammed before, and last year even went out of his way to slam opposition to Sharia in the U.S. as 'crap.'"